Rule’s Equipment Manager, Adam Van Voorhis, provides a practical look at the affordable Blackmagic Cinema Camera reviewing all you need to know to get started and how best to maximize this low-cost tool for your next project -- including post workflow and Cinema DNG RAW. Featured guest, Joe Marine, Managing Editor of NoFilmSchool, adds an insightful look at the camera based on user and community perspectives.
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I've created a FREE 4 part video series called Color Grading 101.
**NOTE for those who can't seem to be bothered to read below before posting 'advice for me' - This FREE series uses and focusses on grading with the Tangent Devices Elements Panel - This is an essential piece of gear when colour grading in my opinion- however everything I show you can be done on the mouse. This is a beginners look at resolve- if you are wanting in depth training then I suggest buying some from rippletraining.com
Since Black Magic Design released DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite powerful color grading is now accessible to all. However if you are moving from layer based 'looks' like Magic Bullet , then there are some key differences when using Resolve.
I'm a DP first and so wanted to share my journey into color grading from the point of view of a shooter. I believe that it is now more important than ever that we learn the power of color grading so that when we are making on set decisions it is with the knowledge of what can and cannot be enhanced in post.
*UPDATE* This tutorial features a colour grading control surface from Tangent Devices - Everything I show you can be achieved using the mouse - but you can only make one change at a time and it will take you much longer- also watching me use a mouse would be boring- If this offends you then please don't watch the FREE videos.
I don't want to keep having to explain that if you intend to colour grade beyond slapping a look on something then a panel of some description is a very good investment. It allows you to work more efficiently and therefore achieve more creative control. Thanks for you understanding.
The panel I'm using is from Tangent Devices http://www.tangentdevices.co.uk/products_element.asp
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